8th Dec, 2021 13:00

The Pavilion Gardens Buxton

 
  Lot 47
 

1997 BMW 840 CI Sport
Understood to be 1 of just 38 finished in Dakar Yellow II

Sold for £17,438

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: V374 GAW
Chassis No: WBAEF82050CC66774
MOT: April 2022

  • One of just 38 E31’s understood to have been finished in special order Dakar Yellow II along with a special-order interior
  • 90,633 miles from new at time of consignment
  • UK-supplied when new and first registered to Sytner Nottingham
  • Offered with a history file including the BMW book pack and a stamped service book

When the Klaus Kapitza designed 8 Series was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1989, it felt like a glimpse into the future with its angular styling. An upmarket range with superior performance and price tag to match, the 8 Series was designed to be a standalone premium model although seen to be the successor to the 6 Series. The 8 Series was offered in 830i, 840Ci and 850i/Ci form and, when introduced in mid-1993, it was fitted with a 4 litre, V8 engine mated to either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Producing a very healthy 282bhp, this version could achieve the 0-62mph sprint in an impressive 6.9 seconds; importantly with the naturally aspirated V8, acceleration was effortless and refined. Over $1 billion dollars are said to have been spent on the car's design with CAD design and wind tunnel technology. From mid-1995, production phased in the newer 4.4 litre M62B44 engine, the 4.4 Sport offered a better driving experience with considerably more torque.

Manufactured in 1997, this 840 CI Sport was UK-supplied when new having been ordered for ‘Dealer Own-Use’ by Sytner Nottingham. Fitted with the aforementioned 4398cc V8 engine mated to the automatic transmission, ‘V374 GAW’ was ordered new in the special-order colour of Dakar Yellow II (one of just 38 E31’s understood to have been finished in this colour) with matching special-order Black with Yellow piped interior upholstery. Having covered a total of 90,633 miles (atoc), the BMW has spent a short period of time (approximately 36 months) in Holland before returning to the United Kingdom in 2019. Fitted with the 17-inch 'Throwing Star' wheels which have recently have been refurbished the BMW was fitted with Nurburgring suspension and the highly sought after M Sports Package from new.

The subject of remediation work upon return to the UK including air-conditioning overhaul, a new water pump, new trailing arm bushes at the rear along with other repairs. ‘V374 GAW’ is accompanied by the original book pack including the handbook and a duplicate stamped service book (including Sytner Nottingham pre-delivery inspection stamp and ten subsequent stamps with many from main dealers); a small collection of invoices; MOTs and MOT history and current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: The Pavilion Gardens Buxton, 8th Dec, 2021

AUCTION VENUE
The Pavilion Gardens
St John's Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6BE

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AUCTION VIEWING
Tuesday 7th December 2021 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 8th December 2021 from 9am

BUYERS PREMIUM
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